Will College Ratings Hurt Minority Students? Here's Why Researchers Are Wary

You’ve probably heard of "food deserts"—those low-income communities with limited access to affordable and nutritious groceries. But what about education deserts?

According to research that will be discussed Tuesday on Capitol Hill, there are hundreds of them: More than 34 million Americans—over 10 percent of the nation’s population—live in communities where public colleges are either scarce or nonexistent.

Compared to communities with more